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Spring 2015-2016
EGR 390 / CEE 390   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Innovation in Practice: Pathways and People

Eden S. Fisher

Innovation has been defined as "the intersection of invention and insight, leading to the creation of social and economic value." In this course, students build on expert and practitioner experience and insights, as well as readings, to develop an enhanced understanding of innovation and roles in the innovation ecosystem. Companies -- and individuals and social enterprises -- use innovation to establish and drive success.

Sample reading list:
Scott Berkun, The Myths of Innovation
Tony Davila, Marc J. Epstein, Robert Shelton, Making Innovation Work
Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, Clayton M. Christensen, The Innovator's DNA
David Silverstein, Philip Samuel and Neil DeCarlo, The Innovator's Toolkit

Reading/Writing assignments:
An analysis of a specific tool, process or practice that is used to advance innovation in companies. An assignment describing how an organization's innovation culture is established, and the impact of culture on individuals. A final assignment to apply insights from the overall class to a real case study.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Quizzes - 20%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This course is open to students from all disciplines who are interested in innovation. Class examples will describe value creation built on science, engineering and technology..

Other information:
Practitioners offer direct insight into innovation roles, challenges and approaches. Short quizzes will be based on innovation practitioner class engagements and related readings. Grading will also reflect class participation and questions for class speakers.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43718 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W F   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:16 Limit:40